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BACKGROUND Apart from triggering host immune responses, macrophages also act as a major reservoir for mycobacteria. For better survival, mycobacteria have evolved various mechanisms to modulate the production of proinflammatory cytokines in macrophages, and manipulation of micro-RNA (miRNA) expression has been considered as an important one. (More)
Lupus nephritis, a major cause of morbidity in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), is generally thought to be induced by macrophage-mediated inflammation following deposition of various autoantibodies in kidneys. We previously reported that macrophage aberrant activation induced by activated lymphocyte-derived apoptotic DNA (apopDNA) have been(More)
In recent years many ontologies have been developed and many of these ontologies contain overlapping information. To be able to use multiple ontologies they have to be aligned. Recently, there is a growing interest to use instance-based methods for ontology alignment and some of these approaches use literature. In this paper we propose and evaluate new(More)
With the increasing number of smartphone users, mobile phone sensing applications have been regarding as a promising paradigm which makes use of the smartphones to access the ubiquitous environment data. In this work, we study the sensing task auction problem where there are multiple tasks and smartphone users. The most significant challenge of this problem(More)
BACKGROUND Myocarditis is an inflammation of the myocardium that often follows the enterovirus infections, with coxsackievirus B3 (CVB3) being the most dominant etiologic agent. We and other groups previously reported that chemokine IP-10 was significantly induced in the heart tissue of CVB3-infected mice and contributed to the migration of massive(More)
BACKGROUND Viral myocarditis, which is most prevalently caused by Coxsackievirus B3 (CVB3) infection, is a serious clinical condition characterized by cardiac inflammation. However, efficient therapies targeting inflammation are still lacking and much needed. A20, also known as tumor necrosis factor alpha induced protein 3 (TNFAIP3) is a key negative(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac fibrogenesis in the late stage of viral myocarditis causing contractile dysfunction and ventricular dilatation, is a major pathogenic factor for the progression of myocarditis to serious cardiovascular diseases including dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and congestive heart failure (HF). Recent studies indicate that regulatory T cells (Tregs)(More)